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Sun, Jan 24, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (01.24.21)

Aero Linx: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities -- Statewide Aviation Aviation touches all aspects of life in rural Alaska, and is a basic mode of transportation due to the vastness of Alaska. Approximately 82% of Alaskan communities are not served by roads and have no connection to the contiguous road system. The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development has 393 communities in their database, and the Federal Aviation Administration has an additional 99 sites with Location ID’s in Alaska. Of these 492 Alaska locations, only 90 sites, or 18%, are on the contiguous paved road system. The remaining 402 sites, or 82%, are off the paved road system and depend on aviation for year-around access.

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Sun, Jan 24, 2021

ANN FAQ: The Airborne Partnership Initiative; Engaging The Industry

Growing The Audience For Your News

The goal of the Airborne Partnership Initiative is to grow this program to include a significant portion, if not a majority, of the aviation world’s pivotal organizations, interests, and viewpoints.

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Sun, Jan 24, 2021

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (01.24.21): Hazardous Weather Information

Hazardous Weather Information Summary of significant meteorological information (SIGMET/WS), convective significant meteorological information (convective SIGMET/WST), urgent pilot weather reports (urgent PIREP/UUA), center weather advisories (CWA), airmen’s meteorological information (AIRMET/WA) and any other weather such as isolated thunderstorms that are rapidly developing and increasing in intensity, or low ceilings and visibilities that are becoming widespread which is considered significant and are not included in a current hazardous weather advisory.

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Sun, Jan 24, 2021

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (01.24.21)

“We explored a number of alternatives, but after careful consideration, we simply cannot execute a worthwhile event that would not potentially endanger both the community and members of Tinker Air Force Base... We understand what the air show means to Tinker and the surrounding communities, making this decision difficult. Thank you for your unwavering support and understanding.” Source:  Installation Commander Col. Paul Filcek, explaining some of the reasoning behind the cancellation of this year's Tinker Air Show. 

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Airborne-Flight Training 01.14.21: FSANA21 Is On!, FAA v CFIs, AeroSport Expands

Also: GA UK Restrictions, Educational UAS Protections, Duncan Aviation Interns, CAE USAF KC-135 Training

The flight school business is one of the few that seems both intent and surprisingly successful surviving even during a pandemic. As such, the community is readying a critically important get-together to takes notes and learn from each other as well as a great line-up of speakers and instructors in just a few more weeks. Flight school operators, chief flight instructors, and persons considering opening a flight school should take special note of the upcoming International Flight School Operators Conference. Attendees will have over 25 multi-track sessions to choose from during mornings and afternoons March 4-5. Citing inadequate training of a pilot whose plane crash resulted in 11 deaths, the NTSB has called on the FAA to better monitor the effectiveness of flight instructors. Three safety reco

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

First French Kodiak 100 Delivery Goes To Héli-Béarn

'Ideal' Aircraft For Their Skydiving Operations

The delivery of a Kodiak 100 to Héli-Béarn makes this air services company the first French customer for the aircraft. Among the Kodiak 100’s duties for Héli-Béarn – which is based at Pau-Pyrénées Airport in southwestern France – will be skydiving operations. In the skydiving configuration, the aircraft is equipped with a sliding door and accommodates up to 15 skydivers. Benefitting from its rapid climb capability of 9 min. 30 sec. to an altitude of 12,000 ft., the Kodiak 100 can perform an average of four rotations per hour for the deployment of parachutists.

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Fruity Chutes Parachute Release Protects Drones from Ground Damage

Launches New On-Landing Parachute Release Device

Fruity Chutes has launched the Raven On-Landing Parachute Release (ROPR), a device that allows a parachute to be automatically released from a payload upon landing. This mitigates potential damage caused by wind that could otherwise drag a valuable payload after landing. Unlike other on-landing release devices, the Raven On-Landing Parachute Release is designed specifically for UAV and rocketry use and is lightweight, compact, and easy to use.

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Airbus Unveils Helicopter Flightlab

Will Pursue The Testing Of Hybrid And Electric Propulsion Technologies

Airbus Helicopters has started in-flight tests on board its Flightlab, a platform-agnostic flying laboratory exclusively dedicated to maturing new technologies. Airbus Helicopters’ Flightlab provides a test bed to quickly test technologies that could later equip Airbus’ current helicopter range, and even more disruptive ones for future fixed-wing aircraft or (e)VTOL platforms. Airbus Helicopters intends to pursue the testing of hybrid and electric propulsion technologies with its Flightlab demonstrator, as well as exploring autonomy, and other technologies aimed at reducing helicopter sound levels or improving maintenance and flight safety.

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Klyde Morris (01.22.21)

Klyde Has To Be VERY Careful About What He Says...

FMI: www.klydemorris.com

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Sat, Jan 23, 2021

Another K-Max Gets Ready To Go To Work

Delivery Of This Aircraft Is Expected In The First Quarter Of 2021

Kaman Air Vehicles has received a signed purchase agreement for a K-MAX medium-to-heavy lift helicopter. Delivery of this aircraft is expected in the first quarter of 2021 and follows the delivery of two aircraft in the fourth quarter of 2020. “We are excited for the opportunity to deliver our third K-MAX aircraft in the last two quarters. Our industry and our operators are benefiting from the cost effective repetitive lift mission capability of the K-MAX,” stated Roger Wassmuth Senior Director, Business Development.

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